The Bookseller of Beirut from granleese on Vimeo.

As anywhere, Lebanon's independent bookstores have slowly been eaten up by big, bland chains. Set in the once thriving district of Hamra, Esquire stands out as a slightly dusty, but proud, pillar of independence. Today its income comes largely from newspapers, magazines and books on Lebanon's modern history. Yet what makes Esquire so charming is the treasure trove of racy paperback novels from the seventies. Monocle's Robert Bound reports.


Maria, a new Angel in heaven...

Maria, a new Angel in heaven...
The story of Maria. Diagnosed with Congenital Heart disease at 5th month during pregnancy, born and struggled for 52 days in hospital but then...


Fresh as a Daisy. As befits such a diverse country, Lebanon has many ‘birth (Mzaar Kfardebian)

Fresh as a Daisy. As befits such a diverse country, Lebanon has many ‘birth (Mzaar Kfardebian)
Fresh as a Daisy. As befits such a diverse country, Lebanon has many ‘birthdays’, most of which are a source of controversy to one community or...


Sacrifice Feast at the festival of Saint Zakhia in Ajaltoun. 100 rams are... (Ajaltoun, Mont-Liban, Lebanon)

Sacrifice Feast at the festival of Saint Zakhia in Ajaltoun. 100 rams are... (Ajaltoun, Mont-Liban, Lebanon)
Sacrifice Feast at the festival of Saint Zakhia in Ajaltoun. 100 rams are being cooked to be given out to people for free.


Pictures and Videos from the Jounieh Fireworks Show 2017 (And not so many critics)

Pictures and Videos from the Jounieh Fireworks Show 2017 (And not so many critics)
Pictures, Videos and few words about the Jounieh Festival 2017's Opening Ceremony, the Fireworks Show.


360 Virtual Tour and Photos from the Afqa Water Fall and 2 Roman Bridges

360 Panorama and Photos from the Afqa Water Fall and 2 Roman Bridges
Afqa grotto and waterfall is the source and spring of the Ibrahim river, it is also believed that this is where Adonis first kissed Venus.